written by Emmanuelle Mattana
directed by Marni Mount
performed by Leigh Lule, Emmanuelle Mattana, Gabby Seow and Fran Sweeney-Nash
It is the biggest night of Melbourne’s high school academic calendar, the Grand Finale of the Year 12 Inter-school Debating Tournament. The all-boys team from the elite St Imperium college are ready to totally annihilate their sister school rivals until their preparation is derailed by dark secrets from the past.
Trophy Boys is a queer black comedy and drag extravaganza about power, privilege and high school debating. Using a winning combination of satire and camp, it interrogates the well-documented toxic masculinity, misogyny and homophobia of our elite private boys’ schools, and their prevalence in the highest offices of power in the country.
★★★★★ Trophy Boys is a revelation – catch it while you can. The Age
★★★★★ complex, challenging and very funny….truly, a joy to watch. Theatre Thoughts
A biting social commentary, an impressive story…the ensemble is brilliant. My Melbourne Arts
Trophy Boys is touring nationally in 2024 – details of dates and venues will be announced in late 2023.